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      RS 40:1664.8     

  

§1664.8. Criminal background checks

            A. Each principal or officer of a firm holding a property protection endorsement must undergo and pass a criminal background check prior to the firm receiving a license pursuant to this Subpart.

            B. Each person holding a property protection endorsement must undergo and pass a criminal background check prior to receiving a license pursuant to this Subpart, except as provided in R.S. 40:1664.7(E).

            C. No person or officer or principal of a firm applying for a property protection license shall have been convicted of a felony, received a first-time offender pardon for a felony, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a felony charge. A felony that has been dismissed pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893 or equivalent judicial dismissal shall not apply to this Subpart.

            D. A conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a felony charge or receipt of a first-time offender pardon shall not constitute an automatic disqualification as otherwise required pursuant to Subsection C of this Section if ten or more years has elapsed between the date of application and the date of successful completion or service of any sentence, deferred adjudication, or period of probation or parole.

            E. Subsection D of this Section shall not apply to any person convicted of a felony crime of violence specifically enumerated in R.S. 14:2(B), a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541(24)(a), with the exception of R.S. 14:92(A)(7) and R.S. 14:80, or a felony offense against property as enumerated in R.S. 14:51 through 62.9.

            F. The office of state fire marshal, code enforcement and building safety, may consider the seriousness and circumstances of the offense and subsequent arrests.

            G. The state fire marshal is authorized to order fingerprint analysis or any other analysis or documents deemed necessary by the state fire marshal for the purpose of verifying the criminal history of a person or named officer or principal of a firm applying for a license. The state fire marshal shall have the authority to conduct criminal history verification on a local, state, or national level. All costs for verifying criminal history shall be borne by the applicant.

            Acts 2006, No. 307, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2010, No. 984, §1; Acts 2016, No. 229, §1.



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